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    The San Andreas Fault is perhaps the most dangerous and destructive fault lines in North America. Passing through one of the most populous areas of the United States, the San Andreas Fault line stretches nearly the entire western seaboard of California (Lynch). The infamous earthquake of San Francisco of 1906 is likely the reason the fault has been so ill-reputed. Furthermore, the fault has been relatively inactive and the chance for a large rupture which could span hundreds of kilometers along the fault to be extremely deadly grow increasingly higher as the time passes. Many scientists believe that small ruptures are not likely to happen but rather the extended, infrequent earthquakes (Weldon). The articles “Past and Future Earthquakes…

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    One” is going to happen and all we can do is prepare. The “Big One”, aka the San Andreas Fault in California, is one of the most famous landmarks of the United States today. It is the longest, most active fault line in the world. Scientist have been predicting a major quake to rupture from it and its due for its deadly rupture. This Earthquake could happen at any time, so you Californians…be ready. Image by www.pixgood.com The San Andreas Fault is a major fault line along the western part of…

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    Part 1 - Overview of the San Andreas Fault System Where exactly is the San Andreas Fault System (SAFS)? The SAFS is located in California, mainly towards the West coast. B) What is the dominant type of fault within the system? The dominant fault within the SAFS is a right lateral strike slip fault. C) Where exactly is the SAFS in California? The SAFS begins in Cape Mendocino (Northern California) and ends in Salton Sea (Southern California). D) Dimensions of the fault? How long? How wide? How…

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    They happen in these countries because they are on fault lines (lists10.com). We measure earthquakes by the Richter scale. The Richter scale measures earthquakes by magnitude on a scale from 1-10. The magnitude is based on the size of the largest wave recorded on a seismometer. Seismometers are instruments that detect and record ground vibrations. The lower magnitude earthquakes are usually not felt by people and the higher magnitude earthquakes could be very destructive (Michigan Technological…

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    The San Francisco earthquake in 1906 was almost completely destroyed San Francisco. Buildings collapsed, fires were spread, and the city was left in shock and devastation. Mark Twain and Jack London each wrote an essay on the San Francisco earthquake describing the events that took place during, and after the earthquake; however, they each took a different approach stylistically on writing the essays. Mark Twain’s essay on the San Francisco earthquake was written to be humorous and was more…

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    This case arises out of damages sustained to a 397-unit apartment complex in Camp Springs, Maryland. The Owner, Metropolitan Apartments at Camp Springs, LLC (“Metropolitan”), incurred significant property damage following a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that occurred on August 23, 2011. (E. 1013). Appellee is WCS Construction, LLC (“WCS”), which served as the general contractor and construction manager of the project called “Town Center at Camp Springs Apartments.” (E. 947) Appellant is the…

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    Essay On The Hayward Fault

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    Is the Hayward Fault line moving the earth’s surface, and if so where is the evidence to prove it? There are various methods to prove that the Hayward Fault is creeping, and the evidence is viewable such as offset curbsides, building that are being torn apart, and cracks in the earth’s surface. The Hayward Fault is a strike-slip fault meaning it moves up, and down, thus giving us multiple locations in which the surface is affected. There are five different locations that I chose on the Hayward…

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    The quake was capable of igniting raging fires, which broke out in the city and lasted for several days. The flames were quick to spread due to electrical lines and ruptured gas lines. It is estimated that up to 90% of the total damage was the result of the subsequent fires that burned uncontrollably (1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire). San Francisco was utterly destroyed. Around fifty different fires began fuming in San Francisco, and eventually coalesced into a grand firestorm that…

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    Case Analysis 1. What are the facts in the case? John is the chief seismologist at one of the leading research facilities in North America who holds a P.H.D from one of the most prestigious university in the country. John has developed a method for predicting earthquake with 80% accuracy rate. From his investigation, he discovered that there is a 80% chance that an earthquake will occur with a magnitude of 7.3 in one of the four fault lines in southern california within two days. While three…

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    Have you ever been in a bad Natural disaster? If not maybe you should try reading “Comprehending the Calamity” By Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck of the City” By Fred Hewitt. They are both first hand eye witness accounts of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The San Francisco earthquake was one of the biggest and most traumatizing events of all time. It all started April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM. The first tremor lasted about 1 minute and others continued to strike through out the morning. Water…

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